Summerhill Development 'Right in the Heart of Things'

By Giewald, Sherry | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), April 19, 1996 | Go to article overview

Summerhill Development 'Right in the Heart of Things'


Giewald, Sherry, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent

- Price range: $215,000 to $235,000

- Age of homes: 14 years old - chools: Goodrich Elementary and Jefferson Junior High schools in Woodridge Elementary District 68 and Downers Grove North High School in Downers Grove High School District 99

- Parks: Woodridge Park District

Want something a little different?

Try Woodridge's Summerhill subdivision, where the blend of striking contemporary designs with classic traditional styles makes a lasting impression.

Summerhill is one of the nicest areas in Woodridge; it's well-maintained, and the mixture of home styles makes it very attractive, said Liz Chalberg, real estate agent with Prudential Preferred Properties in Downers Grove. "It's not just a neighborhood of two-stories side by side."

While the contemporary design features natural wood, vaulted ceilings, an open, spacious living area, multiple levels, three to four bedrooms and two or 2 1/2 baths, the traditional design is a fairly standard four-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath home with a two-car garage, Chalberg said.

Although Woodridge offers a diversity of housing styles, two-stories and split-levels are dominant. The unusual mix of contemporary and traditional style homes in Summerhill offers buyers another option, and something a little different.

Just before they were married, Richard and Jan Berry bought a Summerhill contemporary and were one of the first homeowners on their cul-de-sac.

They liked the area so much, that when they had their third child and needed a larger home, they stayed in Summerhill and bought a colonial family-style home just a block away.

For an expanding family, a dining room, four bedrooms and large kitchen were important features, but they also liked the fact that could still enjoy the openness of contemporary living with the kitchen, dining area and family room flowing together in their new traditional home. …

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